CHINA Town Hall connects leading China experts with Americans around the country for a national conversation on the implications of China’s rise on U.S.-China relations and its impact on our towns, states, and nation. The National Committee is proud to partner with a range of institutions and community groups, colleges and universities, trade and business associations, and world affairs councils to bring this important national conversation to local communities around America for the 16th consecutive year.
We are delighted to announce that the 2022 CHINA Town Hall program will be held on Wednesday, November 16, at 7:00 p.m. EST, and will feature former U.S. ambassador to Russia, China, and Singapore, Jon M. Huntsman Jr.
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2022 CHINA Town Hall: Partner Venues
To view our 2022 venues, please consult the above map.
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Recent CHINA Town Hall Events
Former Ambassador to China, Russia, and Singapore Jon M. Huntsman Jr. was the featured speaker for the 16th annual CHINA Town Hall on October 26, 2022. He discussed the importance of the bilateral relationship from supply chains to national security and new technologies to climate change.
CNN host and best-selling author Fareed Zakaria was the featured speaker at the 15th annual CHINA Town Hall on October 19, 2021. He examined the challenges and opportunities for both countries as they confront the most critical issues of the 21st century.
George Stephanopoulos moderated a national webcast discussion on U.S.-China relations with experts Stephen Orlins, Melanie Hart, Yasheng Huang, and Ely Ratner as part of the 13th annual CHINA Town Hall, held at 80+ venues across the United States and China on November 18, 2019.
Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state and national security advisor, discussed issues in the U.S.-China relationship—from the escalating trade war to artificial intelligence—and her experiences with China throughout her career at the 12th annual CHINA Town Hall, held at 100+ venues across the United States and China on October 9, 2018.
Ambassador Susan E. Rice, former national security advisor and U.S. ambassador to the UN, addressed a range of critical issues in the U.S.-China relationship, from North Korea to the war on drugs, at the National Committee’s 11th annual CHINA Town Hall, held on October 24, 2017, in 80+ cities and towns across the United States.
2021 CHINA Town Hall: Fareed Zakaria
2020 CHINA Town Hall: Ray Dalio
2019 CHINA Town Hall: Melanie Hart, Yasheng Huang, and Ely Ratner
2018 CHINA Town Hall: Condoleezza Rice
2017 CHINA Town Hall: Susan Rice
2016 CHINA Town Hall: Henry Kissinger
2015 CHINA Town Hall: Robert Rubin, Sheldon Day, and Daniel Rosen
2014 CHINA Town Hall: Jimmy Carter
2013 CHINA Town Hall: Madeleine Albright
2012 CHINA Town Hall: Gary Locke
2011 CHINA Town Hall: Zbigniew Brzezinski
2010 CHINA Town Hall: Jon Huntsman
2009 CHINA Town Hall: Kurt Campbell
2008 CHINA Town Hall: Norman Ornstein
2007 CHINA Town Hall: Thomas Christensen